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Intentional attack using biological weapons such as viruses, bacteria, or other germs

Bioterroism

2

Results from excessive exposure to thermal, chemical, electrical, or radioactive agents

Burn

3

An odorless, colorless, tasteless has that is very toxic

Carbon monoxide

4

Medications used to control socially disruptive behavior

Chemical restraints

5

Occurs when a current travels through the body to the ground rather than through electric wiring, or from static electricity that builds up on the body

Electric shock

6

Abdominal thrusts used to clear an obstructed airway

Heimlich maneuver

7

Any manual method or physical or mechanical device, material, or equipment attached to a clients body that cannot be removed easily and that restricts the clients movement

Physical restraints

8

Protective devices used to limit physical activity of the client or a part of the body

Restraints

9

An electronic sensor or monitor that detects when clients are attempting to get out of a bed or chair and triggers an alarm

Safety monitoring devices

10

A burn from hot liquid or vapor, such as steam

Scald

11

The involuntary confinement of a client alone in a room or area from which the clients is physically prevented from leaving

Seclusion

12

A sudden onset of excessive electrical discharges in one or more areas of the brain

Seizure

13

Lack of oxygen due to interrupted breathing

Asphyxiation

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Safety measures taken to protect the clients from injury should they have a seizure

Seizure precautions